Thursday, April 15, 2010

Random Class Thought

The press conference as the modern embodiment of eglah arufa, in terms of form, content, and goals, specifically the public self-humiliation by public figures as a means of illustration the seriousness attributed to murder and specifically unsolved (and thus unpunished) murders and as a means of drawing attention to the murder to ease the solving. Discuss.


e-kvetcher said...

what public self humiliation?

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Tobie said...

Well, for eglah arufah there's generally the whole defensive confession of it not being our fault and I think there's the same defensive tone to press conferences: this didn't happen because we have a bad police force and it's not our fault we haven't caught the guy.